how do you deal with players who absolutely loath you and won't deal? Well not really, but they play that way.
Example, I did a suprise hit on someone's family member on the 3rd round(I'm apparently good at that.) and we had a full war, with him declaring he would do all he can to kill me.
I knocked out 2 more family members, and crippled his economy, he just bought all the thugs and hench men he could, and they all moved with the boss. His other 2 family members went deep into a new ally's terriotiry(who wants to slow me down atcually)
In three turns after I got 1st blood, he is at my door step, with some 15 units. (I have equal amount next to him). Whole game, doesnt want a truce or anything, just plain sucide. He does this in many games(not all tho) so people rather not hit him in any game.
Said victim player gives my units to the other player, who does not want to deal either, even after I gained his family member from someone else to trade. I win my 1st boss kill. (i rolled a hit on 70% of my dice in the 1st combat round!)